Issue: 20150801

Saturday, August 1, 2015
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0001.xml
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DUCATI: Multistrada 1200 S
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DUCATI
Multistrada 1200 S
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0002.xml
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PROGRESSIVE
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PROGRESSIVE
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0003.xml
tableOfContents
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0004.xml
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SEDIC HELMETS
STRADA
SEDIC HELMETS
AVVENTURA
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0005.xml
masthead
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0006.xml
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K & N
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K & N
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0007.xml
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GRAMIN: zūmo 590LM
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GRAMIN
zūmo 590LM
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0008.xml
article
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UP FRONT
EDITOR'S LETTER
ON A WING
AFTER A FEW PRAYERS
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MARK HOYER
Riding 400 miles on a '74 Norton 850 Commando in a day can do things to a man. Especially when the new, "high-quality" coils give up on Pacific Coast Highway after he pulls out to pass a Suburban in Big Sur and the bike dies dead in the wrong lane in heavy rain.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0009.xml
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0010.xml
article
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Intake
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Intake
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Seeing the Yamaha FZ-07 flat-tracker (June) makes me say that H-D better get that Street 750 into a racing frame ASAP or they’ll be shut out of dirt track for the first time in the sport’s history. Or maybe the AMA will change the rules in their favor again.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0011.xml
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Advertisement: DIRT RIDER
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DIRT RIDER
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0012.xml
review
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Ignition
CW FIRST RIDE
2015 DUCATI PANIGALE R
The most extreme V-twin superbike gets even more singularly focused
DUCATI
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DUCATI
PANIGALE R
$33,995
Blake Conner
Never before have superbikes been closer to the street-bikes they are based on than right now. As worldwide racing rules, such as those in the FIM Superbike World Championship, attempt to keep big-budget manufacturers in check, the very bikes that these Superbikes are based on have been taken to a completely new level of sophistication.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0013.xml
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SHOEI Safety Helmet Corp.
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SHOEI Safety Helmet Corp.
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0014.xml
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tourmaster
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tourmaster
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0015.xml
article
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IGNITION
FIRST RIDE
RACER RIDE
Chaz Davies’ Aruba.it Racing Ducati Panigale R
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Blake Conner
I don't know who's in charge over at Ducati, but letting a bunch of journalists ride Chaz Davies’ factory Superbikes at Imola, barely a third of the way into the World Superbike season, seems crazy. World Superbike rules mandated strict limitations on modifications to the production bikes the Superbikes are based on.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0016.xml
article
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IGNITION
NEWS
SOMETHING FOR NOTHING?
Audi makes fuel from water in this lab. But is it “green”?
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Kevin Cameron
Audi has announced a process by which hydrocarbon liquids can be made from water and carbon dioxide. Some readers have responded to this news by saying, “I knew it! I just knew one day they’d find a way to run cars on water!" But then even the most credulous among us feels that tickle of skepticism.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0017.xml
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GEICO
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GEICO
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0018.xml
article
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CW 25 YEARS AGO AUGUST 1990
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Don Canet
While flipping through the crusty pages of this quarter-century-old issue, I was delighted to come across a studio photo of my nitrous-oxide-equipped Suzuki GSX-R1100 I had built and raced in the Formula USA national series. Race Watch offered a look into the WERA-sanctioned “anything goes” F-USA roadrace format, showcasing a variety of the teams and diverse machinery that populated the grid in the season opener held at Willow Springs Raceway.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0019.xml
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s100
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s100
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0020.xml
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VANCE & HINES
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VANCE & HINES
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0021.xml
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0022.xml
review
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IGNITION
GEAR
NEW IDEAS LIQUID LOVE
Five items to keep your bike running and looking like a million bucks
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S100
DuPont's Chain Saver
$5.99
Want to keep up with maintenance like lubing your chain when traveling? DuPont's Chain Saver ($5.99) wax-based chain lube is the answer. The 4-ounce bottle packs away easily, taking up less space than deodorant (you can live without that). The formula sets up with a dry film that resists debris while it lubricates. (631)666-4186 performancelubricantsusa.com
S100
Big Twin Transmission Oil
$8.95
It you ride a big V-twin cruiser and want to smooth out your transmissions shifting, BelRay offers its new Big Twin Transmission Oil ($8.95/liter). Formulated to better lubricate sliding contacts of bevel gears in big-twin transmissions, this oil is designed to smooth shift action. The 85w-140 oil is colored red to help early detection of leaks. (732)938-2421 belray.com
S100
CLEANING KIT
$14.95
Don't use dish soap to detail your bike; instead use a full line of motorcycle-specific cleaning and detailing products from S100 Pictured are the sprayon, rinse-off Total Cycle Cleaner ($14.95); Detail + Wax ($9.49); Paste Wax ($15.95); Special Surfaces Cleaner ($10.49); Corrosion Protectant ($10.49); and Engine Brightener ($8.95). (203)488-6569 S100.com
S100
Racing Pro 4T Ow-40
$33.50
Not just any oil will do in your sportbikes engine. And make sure you use a motorcycle-specific lubricant like Motorex's fully synthetic Racing Pro 4T Ow-40 available in 1-liter ($33.50) and 4-liter ($125) containers. Designed for high-performance and racing applications, it offers excellent resistance to high temps and shearing for reduced friction. (763)417-1377 motorexusa.com
Blake Conner
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0023.xml
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HONDA
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HONDA
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0024.xml
review
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IGNITION
EVALUATION
SEAT CONCEPTS SADDLE
Disarming the weapon of ass destruction
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SEAT CONCEPTS YAMAHA WR250R TALL
$159.99
Mark Hoyer
In my quest to build the ultimate (for me) 250cc ADV Lite bike out of the used Yamaha WR250R dual-sport I bought a couple of years ago, I finally caved in and changed the stock seat for something more comfortable and supportive. Just a few years ago, Seat Concepts was started in a Southern California garage by off-road/adventure riding enthusiasts Lendon Smith and Robert Lightfeldt.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0025.xml
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0026.xml
article
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IGNITION
RIDE CRAFT
TOP PRIORITY: STREET RIDING USE YOUR IMAGINATION
Picturing the worst so you have a plan for dealing with it
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Nick Ienatsch
Each moment of every ride calls for a recalibration of the five priorities we will list in this series of articles. These "Top Priority" Ride Crafts aim to get street riders aware of the most important aspects of surviving and enjoying street riding.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0027.xml
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0028.xml
article
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IGNITION
BIKE LIFE
MOTO WHAT?
WEIRDOS AND WALLFLOWERS OF TWO WHEELS
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PETER JONES
There are motorcycles, and then there are motorcycles. What I'm getting at is this: There are motorcycles that appeal to a wide audience, and then there are strange choices to own, to love, and to ride. But I’ve come to appreciate a magical truth about life; for every weird thing out there, there’s generally some weirdo who needs it.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0029.xml
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HONDA: GOLD WING VALKYRIE
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HONDA
GOLD WING VALKYRIE
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0030.xml
article
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IGNITION
TDC
PUMPS
THEY'RE WAY MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK
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KEVIN CAMERON
Engines are air pumps, identical in concept to gas-station air compressors but much more efficient because of the years of refinement lavished upon them by airflow specialists armed with flow benches. A brake master cylinder is a pump. Bike engines have oil and, usually, water pumps.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0031.xml
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Dynojet: POWER COMMANDER V
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Dynojet
POWER COMMANDER V
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0032.xml
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FEATURES
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the HANDBUILT SHOW
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Paul D’Orleans
“What’s next?” is topic A in my conversations with builders from the US and Europe, as it’s clear people are a little bored. Anyone who’s insta-clicked away from a same-same no-fender CB custom with plank seat/swapped tank/ Firestones understands my point.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0033.xml
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DAINESE: X-STRIKE
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DAINESE
X-STRIKE
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0034.xml
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0035.xml
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CW FEATURE
THE QUAIL MOTORCYCLE GATHERING
THE SEVEN-YEAR NICHE
FUELED BY PASSION FOR A BEAUTIFULLY WIDE SWATH OF MOTORCYCLING, THE 2015 QUAIL MOTORCYCLE GATHERING PARTIES ON
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John L. Stein
After seven years, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, held this past May at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California, has not just remained faithful to its vows, but it has withstood the test of time. The Motorcycle Gathering has maintained a consistently top-quality participant experience, particularly defined by quality and service.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0036.xml
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SPIDI
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SPIDI
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0037.xml
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KTM
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KTM
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0038.xml
review
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CW COMPARISON
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JACKS OF ALL TRADES
BATTLE OF TWO NEW LONG LEGGED SPORT BAGGERS
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
VERSYS 1000 LT
$12,799
KAWASAKI
FJ-09
$11,348
Don Canet
Modern sport-touring bikes come in many shapes and sizes, with ADV-inspired pavement-pounders growing in popularity. With their sporty engines, good handling, roomy sit-up ergos, bump-neutralizing suspension travel, and cargo-carrying capacity, these bikes hold much appeal if you’re planning an extended tour, carving up the canyons, or running errands.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0039.xml
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SCORPION EXO
EXO-GT3000 Modular Helmet
SCORPION EXO
Yosemite Jacket
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0040.xml
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SHORAI
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SHORAI
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0041.xml
review
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CW COMPARISON
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THE SAME, ONLY DIFFERENT
EXAMINING BOTH SIDES OF THE NAKED MIDDLEWEIGHT COIN
SUZUKI
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SUZUKI
CSX-S750
$7999
SUZUKI
FZ-09
$8190
Brian Catterson
"Naked middleweight" has a nice ring to it, no? Certainly better than "naked heavyweight," though “naked lightweight” does sound intriguing. And these two unfaired sportbikes are nothing if not intriguing. Because while they fill the same slot in each manufacturer’s respective lineup, in some ways they couldn’t be more different.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0042.xml
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agv
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0043.xml
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Weather Tech
Cargo/Trunk Liner
Weather Tech
TechLiner
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0044.xml
review
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CW COMPARISON
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MOTO MILLENNIAL MATCHUP
MUSCLE AND BOB JOB RUMBLE ON MEAN STREET
KAWASAKI
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KAWASAKI
VULCAN S
$7399
KAWASAKI
R-SPEC
$8390
Don Canet
The motorcycle look has almost always been cool, but retro leather jackets and flannel shirts have exploded into the general fashion the world over the past few years. Without the right bike, though, you’re just a poseur. Or perhaps simply a good candidate for becoming a rider who can pull off the full image and join us in the riding life.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0045.xml
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OLYMPIA Moto Sports: SWITCHBACK MESH TECH JACKET
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OLYMPIA Moto Sports
SWITCHBACK MESH TECH JACKET
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0046.xml
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MOTO AMERICA
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MOTO AMERICA
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0047.xml
review
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LONG-TERM
WRAP-UP
2014 BMW R1200RT
WAY, WAY MORE THAN MERELY THE BEST SPORT-TOURER
BMW
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BMW
R1200RT
$23,496
Paul Dean
I'm not looking to start an argument, but I'm pretty sure my next statement will light one off in, oh, about three milliseconds: The BMW R1200RT is the best all-around motorcycle on the road today. That’s my opinion, anyway, and you’re certainly not obliged to agree.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0048.xml
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0049.xml
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Service
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Service
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RAY NIERLICH
Q: I have a 2007 Ducati ST3, which I bought new and was always maintained as required. At only 35,000 kilometers, I noticed a tapping noise under light acceleration, which I knew didn’t come from the valve train. Long story short, I took it to the dealership to get them to listen to it; they had to take it apart to find the rod bearings totally done.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0050.xml
review
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SERVICE
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BEST USED BIKES BMW R1150GS
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BMW
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BMW
R1150GS
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BASIC SPECS: The R1150GS is powered by an 1,130cc air-/oil-cooled, four-stroke opposed twin featuring four valves per cylinder, electronic fuel injection, and shaft drive. The 1150 introduced a six-speed gearbox, while later models came equipped with dual spark plug heads and servo-assisted combined ABS brakes.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0051.xml
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ASK KEVIN
ARE QUICKSHIFTERS HARD ON THE GEARBOX?
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Kevin Cameron
Q: DO quick shifters have a negative effect on gearbox life? TIM ASKEW CYCLEWORLD.COM A: Anyone with gearbox-service experience knows that the dogs that engage on the first-to-second upshift get the worst hammering. The reason? The first-to-second shift has the largest rpm difference.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0052.xml
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0053.xml
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Battery Tender: USB Charger
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Battery Tender
USB Charger
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0054.xml
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Race Watch
GNCC LIMESTONE 100
FIELD TEST
Racing the GNCC Limestone 100 aboard Yamaha’s new YZ250FX
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Brendan Lutes
What I could see on my iPhone weather app wasn’t good: five days of dark clouds and lightning bolts in Springville, Indiana, right where I was headed to compete in my first GNCC event. I was disappointed, but not altogether dejected, because I was slated to ride the new 2015 Yamaha YZ250FX in the Limestone too.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0055.xml
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MOTOREX: CHAIN LUBE ROAD
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MOTOREX
CHAIN LUBE ROAD
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0056.xml
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AVON
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AVON
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0057.xml
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D. I. D
Super Street Series
D. I. D
Pro-Street Series
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0058.xml
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CYCLE WORLD
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0059.xml
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Color Rite
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Color Rite
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0060.xml
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0061.xml
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READER INFORMATION
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Editorial/Production: Offices are located at 15215 Alton Pkwy., Ste. 100, Irvine, CA 92618; (760) 707-0100. Editorial contributions are welcomed but must be guaranteed exclusive to Cycle World. We are not responsible for the return of unsolicited material unless accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0062.xml
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Arai
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Arai
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0063.xml
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State Farm
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State Farm
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CycleWorld_20150801_0054_008_0064.xml